10 Reasons to Travel with your Partner

When it comes to travel, there are quite a few different options to choose from regarding travel buddies. You can choose to travel alone, with your family, a group of friends or my favourite – couple travel. There’s no right or wrong answer, and it can be hard to decide what’s right for you. Everyone enjoys different aspects of travel, and depending on your preferences, one style of travel can be better than the other. We love traveling together, and I definitely could not go back to traveling solo. There are lots of reasons to travel with your partner, and we’re going to talk about some of them in this post!

We love exploring the world together, making lots of incredible new memories and broadening our travel horizons. I’m extremely lucky to have the opportunity to travel with the person I love. If you’re trying to decide whether traveling as a couple is the best option for you, here are 10 of the best reasons to travel with your partner.

10 Reasons to Travel with your Partner

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Making memories

Making memories and experiencing new places together, is one of the best reasons to travel with your partner. Think about all the stories and special moments you will share with that person while seeing the world.

I often think back to the time I visited New York City back in June 2015 with Contiki. Although I had an incredible time, being able to experience the city I had dreamt about my entire life, with the person I love, would have made the moment so much more special.

In March 2017, we spent four weeks exploring Japan together. Neither of us had visited Japan before, so it was an incredible experience to have together. We have hundreds of photos and an endless amount of memories together, that we can look back on for years to come.

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Help with carrying heavy bags

When it comes to travel, there are two things about me that can make it a super difficult experience (mainly for Russell). First, I am a terribly bad over-packer. I always bring far too much with me, and regret it almost instantly. As soon as I pick up my luggage from baggage claim, I immediately regret packing three pairs of leggings when I really only needed one.

Second, I am quite unfit. I can’t walk too far with my super heavy suitcase, without having to stop and take a breather. So when Russell and I spent the month of March in Japan, and realised that not every train station has elevators, it became quite a difficult task. There were many times that Russell had to carry both of our suitcases up and down staircases, because I was too weak to carry my own. Sorry, babe. Thanks for being a gem!

If I had been traveling solo, I definitely would have struggled. I know some travelers swear by backpacks, and this is probably why. Traveling as a couple means less heavy lifting, which is a pretty great reason to travel with your partner.

Couple travel is never lonely

I definitely couldn’t ever travel solo again, purely for the fact that I wouldn’t enjoy the loneliness. I know there are a lot of people who love exploring new places along and not having to rely on anyone. But I love having company while traveling. Sharing our excitement the night before a busy day of new adventures; or having a few drinks together in the hotel room while looking back on the day’s events, are some of my favourite parts about traveling with Russell.

Couple Travel: 7 Perks to Traveling With Your Partner!


Another one of our reasons to travel with your partner, is safety. Traveling with Russell automatically gives me an incredible feeling of safety. I know that he will always protect me if something were to happen. Not that you should rely on somebody else for your safety, and everyone should know basic self defence, but it’s still nice having the reassurance of traveling with another person.

Traveling with your partner means safety in numbers. If something were to go wrong, you will always have somebody there to help. Having someone you trust with you while traveling makes all the difference!

Working together to solve problems

Unfortunately, travel is going to bring some problems whether you travel solo, with a group of friends or with your partner. But traveling with someone who knows you well, and vice versa, is going to make life a lot easier.

Whether you’re stuck at the airport due to delayed flights, lost luggage, hotel rooms mix ups or transport issues. No matter what the situation may be, working together to solve the problem, is another reason why couple travel is awesome!

Different ideas lead to new experiences

I have seen and experienced so many things that I never would have, if I didn’t travel with Russell. Combining your interests and bucket list with the person you travel with, will mean seeing so many places that you never thought you would. If you and your partner want to see different things, even if it’s something that you don’t think you’ll enjoy, give it a shot! Bounce ideas off each other, and you never know where you’ll end up.

Couple Travel: 7 Perks to Traveling With Your Partner!

Planning and counting down to the next trip

Planning for an upcoming trip is so much more exciting when you’re traveling with another person. I love researching our next destination, watching endless videos about the next place Russell and I will be visiting. Writing those bucket lists are even more exciting when you’re traveling with your significant other, because we discover new and exciting places and attractions!

Strengthens your relationship

Traveling with your partner and dealing with travel issues, arguments, lost luggage, delayed flights, being stranded in a foreign city and not knowing how to get back to your hotel, is definitely going to strengthen your relationship. You’ll learn to communicate better, put each other’s needs ahead of your own and learn how to work together in ways you may not have yet.

Traveling together is cheaper

Think about all the costs that come with travel. From flights to accomodation, travel insurance, food, spending money, and transport. Traveling with your partner is a great way to cut most of those costs in half. If you’re booking accomodation for five nights and your total comes to $400, split that in half and you’re already saving a huge chunk!

This is one of my favourite reasons to travel with your partner, because it can significantly lower the cost of travel and make international travel in particular, a much more attainable goal. It’s still a good idea to set yourself a budget, and may mean being able to splurge in a different area, now that your costs are cut in half!

Couple travel is romantic

Depending on where you’re heading, traveling with your partner can be a super romantic way to spend time together. If your budget allows it, visiting a beautiful island such as Bora Bora or Fiji is something that you will never forget. Otherwise, there are plenty of places around the world to enjoy a romantic weekend away with your significant other.

If you have an anniversary coming up, book a week in a place neither of you have been before. This is a great way to spice things up, see more of the world and have a romantic time away with your partner.

There are lots of awesome reasons to travel with your partner. From saving money to the feeling of safety while exploring a new city. If you love the sound of experiencing a new city with your significant other, couple travel is definitely the right option for you. I love traveling with Russell, and being able to explore the world together. I will always be grateful for the chance to make new memories and see incredible places all over the world, with the person that I love.

Do you travel with your partner, a group of friends or go it alone? Tell me in the comments below!

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  1. Flo
    May 27, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    I loved reading this Rhiannon! You’re so right in saying that everyone has different travel preferences – there isn’t one “right” way to travel. Planning trips and exploring places (and getting lost) with my partner makes me adore the travel experience far more than if I were traveling by myself.

    • May 27, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      Exactly! I’m glad you agree, there isn’t a right or wrong way to travel. Planning a trip with someone you care about makes it even more special! Thanks for reading 🙂

  2. May 27, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    I love traveling with my boyfriend <3 If you want to truly know a person, you have to travel with him. I read somewhere that if you love a person, get tickets, and travel with them for a month. If you still love them after returning, marry them 😀 (I'm not sure who said this, but I bet he was a smart person- as I totally agree with it).
    It's waaaay better to travel with someone- not necessarily with your SO. The best moments of your life are the ones that you can share with somebody <3

    • May 27, 2017 / 8:41 pm

      I totally agree! Traveling with a partner can cause issues, but all resolvable! Plus, it makes travel a million times more special! Thanks for reading, Brigitta 🙂

  3. May 27, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    I am writing a similar post to this! I love it. It’s so true though. Always reading so many posts about solo travel but it’s so fulfilling to travel with your partner!

  4. May 27, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    I can totally relate to all of this. I traveled solo for one week 2 weeks ago, and I’m currently traveling with my partner. Traveling solo used to be my preferred way of traveling when I was younger (and single) and it just wasn’t the same this time around.. I just kept thinking about how I wish he’d been there with me. Thanks for sharing!

  5. May 27, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    Great list. Especially the safety aspect and carrying bags! I love travelling as a couple as you get to share so many great experiences but I do like the odd weekend break or few days holiday solo. Sometimes it’s good to break things up a bit but I don’t think I could do a long trip solo, would much prefer to have my girlfriend or some friends with me.

  6. May 27, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    I can’t imagine travelling solo. As much as I understand why some people do it (and that’s totally cool with me) I find it so much better that I travel with my husband. It just feels right. It brings us closer together and we are a team. We plan, do things together. It’s just better haha.

  7. May 27, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    We travel as a couple and solo. It’s nice to travel on your own so you have stories to share. Even if it’s just a few days here and there. Also there are always those things that one party doesn’t really want to do!

  8. May 27, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    I love it. Im so glad ive found someone to travel with now. I def cant fo back to solo travel!

  9. May 27, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    I completely agree that couple travel is the best! I do enjoy solo travel but travelling with a partner is so good for the reasons you mentioned, and it really does make you so much closer. Great post 🙂

    • May 28, 2017 / 5:17 pm

      Thanks Christie! There are pros and cons to both solo and couple travel, I think! But yes it definitely does bring partners closer when traveling together! 🙂 Thanks for reading.

  10. May 27, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    Brilliant idea for a post 🙂 Nothing bonds 2 people more than sharing near death experiences & recalling funny stories together. You create a connection no one else can have. Solo is satisfying but who do you laugh/cry about it to? I like travelling in a couple. As the saying goes “You travel faster alone, but farther together.” – Michael Benanav

  11. May 27, 2017 / 10:37 pm

    Such an honest post, you and Russell do look great together 🙂 . I agree with carrying bags, feeling safe and making memories and I take my kids along too !

    • May 28, 2017 / 5:27 pm

      Thank you so much! That’s so great that you get to travel with your kids, I’m sure you’re making lots of special memories together 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  12. Kelly
    May 28, 2017 / 2:22 am

    I love that you have found someone who makes your travels that much more fun. I primarily travel alone but that’s because I just haven’t met the right travel buddy. If I did then I think I would love traveling with someone too. And you guys are so happy!! Love love love

    • May 28, 2017 / 5:44 pm

      I love that you travel alone! I love your posts and all your crazy stories! Haha. But thank you Kelly! I hope you find an epic travel buddy soon so you can write epic couple travel posts together ;D

  13. May 28, 2017 / 3:29 am

    I love this! Traveling with my fiance is my favorite. I appreciate traveling anyways but with him, every trip is magical and we always have something to do talk about afterward. Our next trip will be our first time to Europe (London, Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam) and we’ve had a blast planning it together.

    • May 28, 2017 / 5:46 pm

      That’s awesome, Bri! I love that you have been able to travel with your fiance and make lots of happy memories 🙂 Oh wow have a blast in Europe! My partner and I are dying to go to Amsterdam! And I’ve recently rediscovered my love for Paris (never been, sadly!) so you’ll have to tell me how it is! Can’t wait to read your Europe posts 😀 Thanks for reading!

  14. May 28, 2017 / 8:57 am

    I love this! I’ve traveled with my boyfriend a few times including a 3 month backpacking trip through Central America (as his first trip abroad haha what an introduction to travel!). Because of some of our different interests, we each did activities or had experiences that we otherwise never would’ve done! It definitely strengthened us and though I also love traveling solo, I really cherish getting to reminisce on these memories together. 🙂 Great post!

    • May 28, 2017 / 5:47 pm

      Oh wow that is an intense way to introduce someone to travel! Haha, sounds amazing though! That’s one of the best parts about traveling as a couple, you get to see and experience things you never thought you would! Traveling solo can also be great, you’re right! Thanks for reading, Joy 🙂

  15. May 28, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    So Cute! It really is a bonding experience and creates memories you will treasure together always. 🙂

    • May 28, 2017 / 5:48 pm

      It definitely does create memories! So many great reasons to travel as a couple 🙂 Thanks for reading, Ainsley! 🙂

  16. May 29, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    I agree with this! I think there isn’t one way to travel at all :). I travel with my boyfriend too and we love it. For us point one is really true, because it’s so special to share all these moments together!

    • June 2, 2017 / 10:53 am

      Travel is travel, no matter who you do it with! It’s definitely one of the best things about seeing the world, being able to share those experiences with the person you love. Thanks for reading, Lisanne! 🙂

    • June 2, 2017 / 10:52 am

      Haha that is funny! I admire people who love to travel solo. It takes a lot of confidence and self-assurance to travel alone, even though you meet people along the way. Thank you for reading, Amy! 😀

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